The Elizabeth Fry and John Howard Societies of Saskatchewan project asked if education programs teaching healthy lifestyles help reduce repeated relapses into crime among offenders and ex-offenders. The project offered information to and solicited answers from 144 male and female participants, both in and out of prison. Included was information on addictions, self-esteem, abuse and violence, anger management, sexuality, birth control, and release planning. None of the male participants completed the program.
This project was supported by the Health Transition Fund, which was created in 1997 to provide support for evidence-based decision-making in health care reform by supporting pilot and evaluation projects which test innovative approaches to health care delivery. The views expressed herein do no necessarily represent the official policy of federal, provincial, or territorial governments.